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Posted: 25-02-2008
INTERNATIONAL. In its latest monthly Global Focus, Standard Chartered predicts there will be no sharp upturn in the current US recession and it will have a global impact. The rest of world may be better insulated, but not decoupled, and as risk aversion mounts, countries with current account deficits will see their currencies under pressure.The big story that is set to continue to unfold over coming months, and indeed years, is how the balance of global economic and financial power is shifting, from West to East. But three issues currently stand out. First, how severe will be th
Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
Posted: March 20, 2017
UAE. The Private equity industry continues to post strong returns and attract investors, but a new article by The Boston Consulting Group argues that PE firms will need to take decisive actions to capitalize on this golden age.
Posted: March 15, 2017
UAE. Study reveals most organizations take additional precautions to secure IIoT.
Posted: March 14, 2017
UAE. The industry continues to blur the boundaries of innovation, and reshape how operators, media players and tech companies collaborate and interact in an increasingly integrated market place.
Posted: March 8, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. M&A deal volumes set to recover in 2017 following two challenging years; "Wait-and-see" approach to deal-making replaced by focussed and targeted execution; Foreign and private equity investors driving Saudi M&A activity.
Posted: March 2, 2017
UAE. Aging population and chronic disease among drivers of increasing demand and spending; Cost, care delivery, and innovation among top considerations for stakeholders
Posted: March 1, 2017
UAE. Blockchain-related interest and investment have reached critical mass, PwC expert says ahead of the World Blockchain Forum 2017 in Dubai; Is more resilient to cyberattacks, a major area of concern for Middle East. firms
Posted: February 27, 2017
UAE. Significant engagement gaps found in key areas, including mentorship, appreciation, and cooperation with colleagues, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group.
Posted: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
Posted: December 30, 2016
UAE. Booz Allen Hamilton forecasts energy trends in 2017; In the oil and gas industry, as well as in electric power, major internal and external forces are driving change, requiring industry leaders to revisit strategies.
Posted: December 29, 2016
UAE. Consumers now expect omnichannel interactions with luxury brands; Already, six out of ten luxury sales are digitally influenced, says The Boston Consulting Group
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. PwC Middle East releases report on the Middle East's shopping habits; Online retail, rise of millennial shoppers and social media are disrupting the face of Middle Eastern retail.
Posted: December 19, 2016
UAE. 60% surveyed believe digitalization has potential to create new business models or lead to a more open culture of innovation; Only 3% of organizations in the GCC believe they are at an advanced stage of their digital transformation; The GCC is positioned to embrace the disruptive potential of digitalization.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Strongest upturn in Dubai private sector business conditions since August; Job creation remains marginal in November.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Under the theme "Dealing with Global Disruptors", Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer - Wealth Management, aimed to identify how investors can manage risk and rewards from this new disruption paradigm.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.
date:Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
date:Posted: March 22, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon's latest Just Imagine blog post by Continuous Improvement Leader, Darren Tan explains how authenticity will be the key differential in a futuristic and highly competitive market.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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